Title: Study and integration of microtechnologies for smart assembly of hybrid micro-products

Authors: Alessandro A.G. Bruzzone, Alessandro Traverso, Dario Antonelli, Simone Carmignato, Enrico Savio, Gualtiero Fantoni, Marcello Porta, Claudio Leone, Valentina Lopresto

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria della Produzione, Termoenergetica e Modelli Matematici (DIPTEM), University of Genova, Genova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria della Produzione, Termoenergetica e Modelli Matematici (DIPTEM), University of Genova, Genova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Sistemi di Produzione ed Economia dell'Azienda (DiSPEA), Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy. ' Laboratory of Industrial and Geometrical Metrology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. ' Laboratory of Industrial and Geometrical Metrology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. ' Department of Precision and Microsystem Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali e della Produzione (DIMP), Unversity of Napoli 'Federico II', Napoli, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali e della Produzione (DIMP), Unversity of Napoli 'Federico II', Napoli, Italy

Abstract: Hybrid micro-products permit innovative applications in many fields from industry to health. To reduce their cost and increase their diffusion into market, efficient and smart automatic assembly systems must be developed. This paper presents the results of a project carried out jointly by five university laboratories for assessing and developing suitable technologies that have been integrated into an automatic assembly micro-factory.

Keywords: hybrid micro-products; automatic assembly; manufacturing automation; microtechnologies; micro-factory; intelligent assembly.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2009.026047

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2009 Vol.2 No.3, pp.265 - 293

Available online: 26 May 2009 *

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